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Perth Area holiday rentals are set in and around a city on the River Tay, within the county of Perthshire in Central Scotland. It’s an historic city, dating back to the 13th Century, and features a range of sites and experiences, both in the town and surrounding countryside.
One of the key attractions close to Perth Area holiday cottages is Scone Palace. This iconic building is open to the public during the summer months and is important as the crowning place of more than 40 Scottish kings throughout the country’s history. Among them were figures such as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert the Bruce. The palace features a collection decorative items and spectacular interiors dating from the 1700s and 1800s. The impressive St Ninian’s cathedral is also well worth seeing, as is St John’s Kirk – it’s Perth’s oldest building, dating back to the mid-12th Century. Perth is also renowned for its whisky, although the distilleries in the city have shut, you’ll be able to find working examples at nearby Aberfeldy and Glenturret. There are a host of options for days out and excursions within an easy drive of Perth Area self-catering holiday accommodation. Around half an hour away is Dollar Glen, which is a great spot for scenic walks. Here you’ll find Castle Campbell, which is from the 1400s and can be reached by road, or up the glen via a walking path.
The city of Edinburgh is 45 minutes to the south of the Perth Area. It’s Scotland’s capital and boasts a wealth of history – its New Town and Old Town are both protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include Edinburgh Castle, which has served as a royal fortress for a millennium and is perched above the city. In the summer the city is famed for its cultural events, including the Fringe and International festivals.
Perth is set in a maritime climate zone. This results in relatively mild winters and cool summers. Temperatures here tend to be a little warmer than national averages in Perth. In July and August you can expect highs to reach the low-20s, with the sunniest conditions occurring at the start of the summer, in May and June. Winters bring some snowfall, but rarely for extended periods.
The nearest major international airport to the Perth Area is Edinbirgh (EDI), around 45 mnutes to the south by car. This destination is served by a host of airlines, including low-cost carriers such as Flybe, Jet2, Vueling, Ryanair and EasyJet, as well as British Airways, Virgin, KLM and Air France.